Alumni Resources

WHAT PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERING LOOKS LIKE

There’s no one way to be a public interest lawyer, and our alumni do it all. From owning and working in firms of all sizes to leading nonprofits and powering government agencies, you’ll find them working for clients and issues across the globe. Casework and policy change, organizing and elected office, pro bono efforts and know your rights trainings—you use the law in service of human needs.

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CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

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JOB SEARCH TOOLKIT

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PUBLIC INTEREST LOAN FORGIVENESS

Employers and alumni work with CUNY Law students

RECRUIT STUDENTS

CAREER PLANNING SUPPORT

Resumes & Cover Letters

Interview Support

Strategic Career Counseling

CONNECT ONLINE

Law is a human experience, and your search for the people and places that will help you practice it should be, too. A professional network is both critical to your success and your capacity in the face of a lifetime of public service. Chances are, another grad has done it, been through it, or is itching to find another person who shares their vision.

NETWORK AND VOLUNTEER

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VOLUNTEER WITH STUDENTS

Join our Mock Speed Interview days where you’ll sit down with several dozen students to give them practice interviewing for jobs and allow the opportunity for real-time feedback. It’s also a great potential recruiting pipeline for your job!

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SHARE A SUMMER OR POST-GRAD OPPORTUNITY

You could bring top talent to your workplace and support current students by offering opportunities through the Career Planning Office. Know someone looking for a stellar public interest advocate? Perhaps a fellow or an intern? You can post opportunities for both students and alumni via our online portal in Symplicity.

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JOIN A CAREER PANEL

It’s easier to be it if you can see it, which is why our career panels and lunch-and-learns are so valuable to our students. Join us as a career panel guest speaker to share your career story with students and inspire the next wave of social justice lawyers.

UPCOMING CAREER EVENTS

Practicing Faith and Law

CUNY Law Community Room

Embarking on the journey of law school, we each bring our unique lived experiences and cultural backgrounds, shaping our understanding and engagement with the law and its practice. One of […]

Recurring

Exhale to Inhale 2024 Trauma-Informed Yoga Program

Room 2-111 2 Ct Square W, Long Island City, NY, United States

These 45-minute yoga classes will offer time to check-in with your stress levels, connect with your body, and make movement-based choices. Weekly themes: Connect, Anchor, Experience, Restore, Empower, Resilience, Intention, Mindfulness, […]

Coffee with Dean Sudha Setty

CUNY School of Law

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to gather for coffee and conversation with Dean Sudha Setty. Stop by the 2nd floor lobby, grab a cup, and stay if you like! […]

CUNY Law’s Event Calendar

All events on this calendar are open to the public, or our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporter audiences. Faculty, staff, and students: To list your event please complete the SUBMISSION FORM.

Once posted, all events appear on digital signage and in our Monday morning weekly “Upcoming Events” email.

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

Contact Us

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SCHEDULE A MEETING
WITH A CAREER COUNSELOR

OFFICE HOURS

Time: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Office:
4-108
Phone: (718) 340-4230
Email: careerplanningoffice@law.cuny.edu

We’ll get back to you to within 48hrs.